This life we are given seems to become more and more precious the older we get. In some ways it becomes simpler and in some ways more complicated.
I’ve lived on this earth for, well soon to be 58 years. At times the years have passed like molasses dripping ever so slowly from the stoic maple tree. At times it’s passed as quickly as a comet streaking across the evening sky.
Life has been incredibly sweet, like a rich and decadent chocolate melting deliciously on the tongue…and life has been incredibly painful, like an abscesses tooth endlessly throbbing, with no relief in sight.
I’ve witnessed such unbelievable joy, and such gut wrenching pain.
The birth of my children, a heart so filled with love, it was beyond bursting.
The death of my parents and older brother, a heartache so severe I was sure my heart lay in pieces inside my chest.
I’ve seen sunsets from the water that surely have been painted by God’s own hand.
I’ve seen ugliness, jealousy, hate prejudice, that is as evil and foul smelling as a toxic waste dump.
Every day brings something new. Another chance. A chance to rejoice, a chance to grieve, a chance to dance, a chance to reflect, a chance to apologize, a chance to learn, a chance to get things right.
Somewhere out there someone is feeling the pain you’re feeling, somewhere out there someone is feeling your joy. You’re not alone.
Live every moment to its fullest! Do good, be good. Forget yesterday and work on today. Let things roll, every moment we are different embrace it. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is to short to hold on to the negative, to stay angry, to be upset or mad. It’s a choice. Make the right one! Love life, love others, most importantly love yourself.
Be that person everyone wants to surround themselves with.